Hybrid Ed.D. Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I have my GRE scores sent?

Official GRE scores must be sent to both UF Graduate Admissions and the SPHE department. Here are the codes:

  • University Code: 5812
  • Higher Education Code: 3502

The applications do not open until January 2019. Is there anything I can do ahead of time?

Students are encouraged to go ahead and register and take the GRE if they do not have active GRE scores taken within the last 5 years. Students should also start gathering other materials like recommendation letters and official transcripts, and they can start updating their resumes. Admissions to the Higher Education Hybrid Ed.D. Cohort only occurs every two years. Applications for admission consideration to the 2020 Higher Education Hybrid Ed.D. Cohort will be accepted beginning January 15, 2019.

What is an acceptable GPA and/or GRE scores?

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.

As faculty within higher education, we understand the limitations of the GRE. As a result, we review candidates holistically, weighing all of the elements of the application packet to try to discern the best candidates for our program. Because of the holistic review, we do not provide minimums for GRE scores. However, typically candidates’ verbal scores have had a range of 144-159, while the quantitative scores have had a range of 136-155.

When will admission decisions be made?

Admission decisions are made after the priority deadline, typically within one to two months of the deadline.

If I miss this application deadline, when will I be able to apply again?

Cohorts are only accepted every two years. Applications for the 2020 Higher Education Hybrid Ed.D. Cohort will be accepted beginning January 15, 2019, and must be submitted by September 1, 2019. After that, the next cohort will begin in spring 2022, and applications for that cohort will be accepted beginning on January 15, 2021.

Will any in-person meetings be required?

Classes are offered online with students attending two to three weekend meetings per semester. The class meetings are held in rotation at the University of Florida and additional colleges and universities within the state of Florida.

What is the cost of attending?

The current graduate tuition and fees for the College of Education can be found here.

Will I be able to interact with my classmates and the instructor?

Courses are dynamic in nature. There are videos of lectures and discussion boards between students and instructors about the readings and lectures. Many of the courses will be asynchronous, meaning you can log on and view whenever works best for your schedule. Some courses also have synchronous components based on faculty pedagogical decisions around the topic, course sequencing, and student need. Between the online interactions and the weekend meetings, students get to know their cohort members and the faculty well, creating a support network that leads to their successful completion of the degree.

Where can I find more information about the online/distance state authorization process?

For more information about online/distance state authorization, please visit the UF Distance Learning information page about this process.